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VIDEO: OUSD Budget Cuts Update

Dear GO Supporter,
In just over a month OUSD will announce plans to address what they have identified to date as a $30M structural deficit.… Read More

AB1840; Millions of Relief, but are there strings attached?

On October 24th, the School Board invited a presentation from the County Superintendent, Karen Monroe, about how Oakland will receive the funds from the state… Read More

Breaking Down the OUSD State Relief Bill

On Monday September 17, Governor Jerry Brown signed Education Trailer Bill AB1840.

The headline for this bill is that the state will be providing OUSD with $30 million over three years to help spread out the pain of the district cutting that entire amount all at once. This money is not a loan, but does come with the expectation that OUSD will continue making improvements on overall budgeting and not need more relief in the future. We put together a quick video explaining the bill—check it out and read the details below.

Will OUSD Have Another Round of Midyear Cuts?

The number one question our network has been asking this fall is whether or not schools should expect to see another round of midyear cuts. The good news is that as of last night, the answer appears to be that they should not be expecting cuts to their 18-19 budgets.

VIDEO: OUSD Budget Cuts Update

I’m back from paternity leave and excited to keep help keep the GO network engaged on OUSD Budget Matters! Check out my first video, and see below for relevant links to learn more.

Top 5 Concerning Quotes from New Study of OUSD’s Finances

On May 31st, in partnership with the Alameda County Department of Education, an independent team from the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) provided… Read More

OUSD Budget Update: Third Round of Budget Cuts

At their June 6th meeting, the OUSD school board passed a resolution to cut or re-allocate approximately $8M from the district’s 18-19 school year budget to build the district reserve to 2.5%.  

Latest OUSD Budget News & Proposed Budget Reductions for Next Year

Tonight, the Oakland School Board will receive a report on the district’s Third Interim Financial Update. Read below for the headlines and important next steps to look for as the district closes out the 2017-18 school year budget and makes plans to approve the 2018-19 budget.

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